Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
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I have attempted this operation a couple of times and have come close to success. I liken it to filleting minnows. The UMM saw makes this a better possibility. One more try and I think I'll get it. I, too, use the cut-down Tichy running boards. Or at least intend to.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 10:59 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
I have to admit whenever I see a comment like ". . . it's pretty much an exact match to the Red Caboose model if you replace the running boards with open-grid steel. Plano makes an etched metal set for the model." tossed out I laugh to myself and also wench. I have two RC kids and two of the Plano etched running boards. They are on a shelf at eye level I walk by too many time a day to count and occasionally I will pause, open one of the RC boxes and look at the frame with the molded on running board for a few moments, say to myself "Not today" and put it back on the shelf. I just did it again just now. This is not minot model surgery in my opinion. I would love to know it anyone has ever done this surgery and would love even more to see their results.